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Productivity Matters

Praxair's Specialty Alloy Program

Apr 30, 2020

Your day-to-day responsibilities are a top priority. Handling these responsibilities with maximum efficiency and minimal downtime is crucial, so when questions about specialty filler metals come up, you need solutions quickly. Every minute spent searching for the answers can represent downtime for your welding team.

Praxair’s new Specialty Alloy Program (PSAP), located in Houston, Texas, has been established as a Technical Sales Department for your specialty alloy filler metal needs – from stainless steel and high nickel alloys to specialty and maintenance alloys. Praxair's PSAP mission is to help customers protect facility productivity by simplifying the decision, sourcing and acquisition processes surrounding the use of specialty alloys.  


Praxair Specialty Alloy Group

The Type of Support Provided by Praxair’s PSAP

Manufacturers represented by PSAP Include:


  • Bohler
  • Cormet
  • ESAB
  • Exaton
  • Harris
  • Hobart
  • Lincoln
  • Midalloy
  • Select Arc/Arcos
  • Special Metals
  • Stoody
  • U.S. Welding
  • UTP
  • Weldmold
  • Washington Alloy




Source of Material

From identifying vendors to verifying stock location and lead time, PSAP offers assistance with sourcing and delivery logistics to get your product to you in a timely manner. 

Technical Support

Outside of just helping you choose the correct filler metals, Praxair’s PSAP also provides technical support to help make sure your on-site processes are moving smoothly and efficiently. If an issue arises, the PSAP team can troubleshoot procedures and weld defects. They can also provide ongoing product training by OEM manufacturers to help prevent potential issues from occurring.

Markets Served by PSAP:

  • Aerospace
  • Marine
  • Chemical
  • Defense
  • Oil and Gas
  • Power Generation
  • Ship Building
  • Automotive
  • Forging
  • Construction
  • Tooling
  • Mining
  • Medical
  • Food
  • Cryogenics

Alloys Provided by Praxair’s PSAP

  • Nickel (82, 622, 625, C276)
  • Stainless Steel (320LR, 410, 630, 2209, 2594)
  • Cobalt (1, 12, 21, 6)
  • Titanium (T1, T2, T3)
  • Low Alloy (4130, 80S-xx, 90S-xx, 110S-xx)
  • Maintenance and Repair (Buildup, Hard Surfacing)


Questions to Consider Before Contacting the Specialty Alloy Team

1. What base metal(s) is being welded? 

We ask that you properly identify the alloy being welded, the gauge of material and the weld position. All of these variables can greatly affect the welding procedure and filler metal chosen.

2. What is the application? 

What is the part being welded used for? Will it be exposed to anything we’d need to know about, for example, high heat or corrosives? Is it expected to be machinable? Will it be exposed to impact/abrasion? Has it been repaired before? What caused or led to wear/repair/failure?

3. What welding process?  

Are there any welding procedures in place currently? Do you have the proper equipment for other welding process if recommended?

4. Are there any vendor requirements? 

Are any mechanical properties required from the end product? Do you have an approved list of filler metal manufacturers that must be adhered to? 

5. What is your time table?

Are there any time constraints that could affect product recommendation, depending on availability/freight costs, etc.

6. Any additional information that may need to be known beforehand?

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